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Clippers roar back against Blazers

Once trailing by 19 points, the Clippers have stormed back in Portland. Can they finish a win over the Blazers?

1hGordon Edes

Red Sox's Vazquez set for Tommy John surgery

The Boston Red Sox announced Wednesday night that Christian Vazquez, who was to have begun the season as the team's No. 1 catcher, will undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery on his right elbow Thursday.

2hDarren Rovell

Old Yankee Stadium letters fail to draw bids

There were no bidders at a Wednesday night auction for the letters that sat atop the old Yankee Stadium. They were put up for auction by "Mr. October" Reggie Jackson, who said he bought them "on a lark."


Harden's 51 boost MVP bid in win over Kings

James Harden strengthened his case for the MVP award with a career-high 51 points, and the Rockets squandered a huge early lead but held on for a 115-111 win over the Kings on Wednesday night.


Happy Birthday, ESPN.com!

Keith Olbermann celebrates not only the 20th anniversary of ESPN.com, but also the 21st anniversary of its forgotten predecessor, ESPNET on Prodigy (updated weekly!).

SportsCenter Clips

Gruden's QB Camp: Jameis Winston (2:04)


Spurs clinch playoff spot

Aaron Baynes scored a team-high 18 points as the Spurs defeated the Magic 103-91 to clinch a playoff spot.

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6hJason Sobel

Changing times could be for the better

Even with all the challenges currently facing golf, could it be possible that the game might be embarking on another golden age?

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7hBuster Olney

My 2015 fantasy sleepers are ...

Buster Olney lays out 12 players he'd reach for in upcoming fantasy drafts based on things he has seen or heard this spring, plus other MLB notes.


Best teams headed into regular season

Buster Olney explains why the Padres, Athletics and Pirates look to be among the best teams headed into the regular season after having tremendous spring trainings.

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Pacquiao's trainer warns Mayweather (0:09)


Tournament Challenge

How's your bracket? Check yours against those of the president, celebs and all your friends. Someone will take home $20,000. Will it be you?


Ravens owner talks domestic violence

"I think that we were pretty stupid not to recognize domestic violence as a category by itself," Steve Bisciotti said in a conference call with about 5,000 season-ticket holders. "No other infractions -- failed drug tests, bar fights or DUIs -- nothing to me should rise to that level. "

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Kevin Pelton @kpelton

The Clippers must be practicing rebounding DeAndre Jordan's missed free throws. They've successfully tipped out the last 2.

Kevin Pelton @kpelton

Tonight's Clippers game feels a lot like last night's except they've reversed roles to the road team coming from behind.

Arash Markazi @ArashMarkazi

Don't look now but it's Blazers 98, Clippers 97 with 7:06 left in the game. It looked like the Clippers were ready to wave white flag early.

Bengals tongue-in-cheek jab at rivals

As part of an April Fools' Day prank to troll their rival Browns, the Bengals joked that they would have a new look in an indirect reference to the Browns' slight uniform tweak that was two years in the making in February.

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Blazers trying to push back Clippers

Two things went poorly for Portland in the third quarter: it was the first quarter they did not score 30+ points and it was the first quarter they lost. Also, Chris Kaman shoved Chris Paul in the back resulting in a flagrant foul. The Blazers lead by 7 heading into the final frame. Follow live

J.A. Adande @jadande

The only damage done in that Kaman-shove-CP3-barking-Aldridge-shoving-Big-Baby sequence was a courtside fan spilled beer on guy next to him

Kevin Pelton @kpelton

Flagrant one on Chris Kaman is the only penalty they announced. Can't believe there weren't any technicals handed out.

Things not so rosy in Portland

After being stripped by Chris Paul on an offensive rebound, Chris Kama shoved Paul out of bounds and into the photographers area. CP3 went looking for Kaman but any confrontation was quickly dispersed as Kaman was hit with a flagrant 1 foul. Follow live

Half: Pelicans 60, Lakers 49

New Orleans outscored the Lakers 31-18 in the second quarter to turn a two-point deficit into a double-digit lead. Tyreke Evans leads the Pelicans with 12 points. Follow live

Olynyk views pain through lens of win

Kelly Olynyk, who took an elbow to an eye in the shootaround, said he is not worried about playing through pain. "None of that matters when you get the W. As for seeing? I can see three-quarters, maybe?"


Celtics keep an eye on the playoffs

Before the game, Celtics coach Brad Stevens thought Olynyk would have to sit out after taking an elbow to the eye from teammate Shavlik Randolph while playing 1-on-1. But Olynyk scored 19 points off the bench, Evan Turner had his third career triple-double, and the Celtics defeated the Pacers 100-87.


Clippers clawing back in Portland

Nine straight points for the Clippers made it a five-point game, but then Nic Batum drilled his fifth 3-pointer to put an end to the run. Follow live

Lopez dispenses with Knicks in clutch

Brook Lopez's follow shot with 2 seconds left gave the Nets their fifth straight victory and a share of seventh place in the Eastern Conference, as they beat the Knicks 100-98. Andrea Bargnani scored 22 points for the Knicks, who lost their eighth straight.


Final: Jazz 98, Nuggets 84

Rudy Gobert shut down Denver's offense and dominated their defense, tallying 20 points and 12 rebounds in a game the Jazz blew open in the second quarter. Derrick Favors added 19 points, 7 rebounds and 3 blocks. Box score


Winston: I've learned from my mistakes

"I haven't changed at all. I've grown," Jameis Winston told SportsCenter. "I've grown into the person I am now, the young man that I am now. And my actions have to speak [to that]. ... At the end of the day, all my mistakes make me a better person. I get to learn from that."


Bucks down Bulls to snap skid

Michael Carter-Williams had 21 points and 10 rebounds in the Bucks' 95-91 victory over the Bulls, ending a nine-game home losing streak in the series. Chicago fell into a tie with the Raptors for third in the East.


Zimmerman dunks over defender

Syracuse commit Malachi Richardson set up Stephen Zimmerman from Bishop Gorman High School for this powerful one-handed slam in the 2015 McDonald's All-American Game.


End of 1Q: Lakers 31, Pelicans 29

The Lakers shot 63 percent (12-for-19) to the Pelicans' 60 percent (12-for-20) through a seesaw battle in the first quarter with only two combined turnovers. Jordan Clarkson scored 11 points and Tarik Black added 10 to lead the Lakers, while seven Pelicans scored in L.A.

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DeMarcus Cousins led Kings (or tied team lead) in points, rebounds, assists, steals, blocks, turnovers, fouls, FGA, & FTA in loss at Houston